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Hundreds Attend Vigil for Craig County Girls

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Friends and family come together to remember the lives of three young Craig County women who died after a crash nearly 24 hours ago.

"We were both 5'11", so we could share clothes," best friend Carly Whiting says about Carleigh Taylor.Whiting says she's missing her other half, whom she's known since kindergarten.

Tia Gardner, 19, and Megan Bradley, 18, are also being remember at a candlelight vigil at New Castle Christian Church.

"Megan was like Carleigh. She was extremely outgoing, friends with everyone, and everyone just loved her. They were two peas in a pod," friend Caddice Stanley says.

"She's the most loving person I know," Whiting says. "No one could ever say anything bad about Tia. She's just amazing. She's an angel."

Elder Billy Lee from the church shows us pictures of just how many people came out to support the family and friends of all three girls. He says more than 500 filled the church.

"It's been particularly hard because in this community it's so close," Lee says. "Everyone in the community knows the kids. It's such a small community. One kid is everybody's kid."

Many who are remembering these three girls tonight say when something like this happens to one family in Craig County, it happens to all of them.